#GivingTuesday: A Social Movement

Dec 2 • Culture • 2084 Views

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This last week was a busy one for U.S. consumers, with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday – but, it’s not over yet. Today, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back to a community, to a cause, to something in some way, shape or form.

Founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday has grown quickly and globally with a little hashtag activism. Their biggest message is that it doesn’t matter how much you give or what you give, only that you give.

 

 

With over 250,000 tweets in the last week, 41,000 in the last hour, #GivingTuesday is definitely picking up steam. Here is some of the social media chatter around #GivingTuesday today:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social media and hashtags help inform and mobilize global audiences to talk about and do something about an issue. And since this is the season of giving, we should all look outside ourselves to see what we can give and do to give back.

 

Does #GivingTuesday inspire you to do something good? Do you plan to give (time, money, attention) to a cause today?

 

 

 

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